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Fighting for South Carolina
Marlon Kimpson on the issues

A Fighter for Public Education and Better Schools:

Republicans have declared war on public education in South Carolina. From Gov. Henry McMaster vetoing funding for safe, new school buses for our children, to constant Republican proposals to use school vouchers to send our tax dollars to private schools and Republican attempts to stonewall plans to address the more than 22 year old Abbeville equity funding case, we have not made meaningful progress in education since Democrat Dick Riley was Governor.

Marlon Kimpson knows this is not acceptable and has been a strong advocate for public schools.

Marlon Kimpson attended public schools. He believes in public schools. Marlon Kimpson will continue to FIGHT for our public schools.

A Fighter for S.C. Workers and Jobs:

Marlon Kimpson understands that unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work. This allows them to negotiate for fair and safe workplaces, better wages, a secure retirement, and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and flexible scheduling hours.

Many in the legislature want to stifle the voices of working people in this state by not allowing them to organize or join unions.

Like he’s done his entire career, Marlon Kimpson will continue to FIGHT to protect working men and women and their families.

A Fighter for the Environment:

Marlon knows that South Carolina’s natural resources are an irreplaceable part of our economy, our history and our culture. He will continue to FIGHT for programs like the South Carolina Conservation Bank that has permanently protected almost 200,000 acres of land.

Marlon will keep FIGHTing to protect water quality, encourage advances in energy efficiency and renewable power such as wind and solar, and oppose efforts to shut citizens out of the regulatory process.

Marlon believes that economic development and conservation are not at odds with one another. Properly aligned, they represent parallel paths toward a prosperous future.

A Fighter for Racial and Gender Diversity:

Marlon is a strong advocate for racial and gender diversity on all public boards of higher education and state boards and commissions. There is overwhelming evidence that shows good governance results from diverse boards, but South Carolina is still playing catch-up on diversity — even among other Southern states. It’s past time for our state to take a leading role instead of resigning ourselves to our customary position at the back of the line.

A Fighter for Health Care and Medicaid Expansion:

President Barack Obama wanted to send South Carolina millions of dollars to expand Medicaid. This would have helped provide health care coverage for more than 300,000 of our state’s poorest residents.

Even though there is little or no cost to taxpayers, many in the legislature are still refusing to accept the funding and are constantly trying to block health coverage for our citizens.

Marlon Kimpson will keep fighting to change this. He understands that we have a moral obligation to make sure those who are sick receive medical treatment. That’s why he will continue to FIGHT for the funding to expand health care coverage.

Now is the time for a FIGHTER. Now is the time for a LIFE LONG PUBLIC SERVANT. Now is the time for MARLON KIMPSON.

We mourn the passing of a radio legend, community activist and mixologist that made people dance, smile and enjoy life.  Frankie the Big Bopper had a very unique way of connecting with people and was widely admired by the masses who tuned into his show every Saturday, making his listening audience number 1 by most metrics.  I appreciated him inviting me on his show to inform citizens about their government.  This iconic giant will be dearly missed.  Rest In Peace Frankie!
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We mourn the passing of a radio legend, community activist and mixologist that made people dance, smile and enjoy life. Frankie the Big Bopper had a very unique way of connecting with people and was ... See more

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Photos from State Senator Marlon Kimpson's post

Humbled this morning to receive the Clementa C. Pinckney Elected Official Award from SC Housing for my work elevating the conversation about affordable housing at the State House. I will keep ... See more

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Joe Preston for SC House

I need help at the State House! https://www.facebook.com/prestonforprogress/

I am a 38-year-old husband and father. I live on Isle of Palms with my wonderful wife of 15 years, Katie, and our two 9-year-old sons. I am running because the 112th district needs someone that will ... See more

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6 days ago
Safety plan could affect railroad tracks in SC

It's shameful that the Republicans on this sub-committee keep blocking my efforts to improve rail safety. Why do corporate interests take priority over safety for the communities that we live in? ... See more

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) --- Senator Marlon Kimpson is waiting for a decision from a subcommittee that could make railroad tracks safer in South Carolina.He’s proposing a measure that would require ... See more

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2018 WNBA draft: Las Vegas Aces choose A'ja Wilson with No. 1 overall pick

I remember when she was a little girl growing-up in St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. Her grandfather was my pastor. Her grandmother was known as "Ma" Wilson and the rock of the church. Her ... See more

South Carolina's A'ja Wilson was the top pick in the WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces. Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell went second to the Indiana Fever.

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Eviction rates in North Charleston, Columbia some of the highest in U.S., study says

I nominated the magistrate who ruled in favor of the tenants in February. We've made some other magistrate changes as well during my time in the Senate. But the article also points out a very ... See more

A new study by Princeton University provides a detailed look at evictions in America and paints a shocking portrait of what housing looks like in South Carolina.

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State House Crossover Deadline Explained: What Bills Didn't Make It

I receive lots of calls and e-mails on a daily basis inquiring how crossover works. Here's a pretty good piece summarizing the process. ... See more

Bill related to medical marijuana and gun background checks did not make the cut this session before the crossover deadline. However, lawmakers say there are still ways to get these bills passed.

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Senator Kimpson address mental health and autism in state budget.

Somebody's got to fight for those who can't fight for themselves!

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Letter: Shannon Faulkner and Citadel

As the Senator who represents The Citadel, it is important for me to recognize Shannon Faulkner and her legal team for their historic work. But for her, women would likely still be fighting to gain ... See more

It's a shame the newly elected state legislator Nancy Mace and her family have had problems acknowledging the efforts of The Citadel's first admitted female student Shannon Faulkner. While Ms.

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For teen organizers of North Charleston's March For Our Lives, the fight for gun reform isn't over

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/for-teen-organizers-of-north-charleston-s-march-for-our/article_d6e29810-38e4-11e8-8edf-579fd332ab2e.html

After they mobilized more than 1,200 people for a march against gun violence in response to a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school, the Charleston area teenagers went

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